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[Editor’s Note (FinalCall.com): During a recent trip to Saudi Arabia to mark the last 10 days of Ramadan at Islam’s holiest shrines, the Honorable Minister Louis was interviewed June 7, 2019, by journalist Abdullah Al Jasz at the airport in the city of Riyadh. A translator communicated questions and answers during the exchange and below is an edited transcript from the important conversation.]
Interpreter forAbdullah Al Jasz (AAJ): You came to the kingdom 42 years ago, how do you see the development and the progress that has been made?
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan (MLF): It’s incomparable what we saw 42 years ago of Kaaba; what we saw 42 years ago of Mecca, 42 years ago as Jeddah. It’s all gone. These are modern cities now. They’re so beautiful that we have to seek refuge in Allah from the envier when he envies.
AAJ: What are some of the greatest memories you have since 42 years ago?
MLF: The first great memory that made the greatest impression on me at that time was the Kaaba (the holy house of Islam) itself. So no matter what state the qiblah (spiritual center of Islam) was in or what condition Mecca was in at that time, it filled my heart. When I was the guest of Crown Prince Abdullah who later became the king, we had wonderful memories being his guest and I guess I was very popular in the United States always on television defending Islam—this was before the advent of social media. I was treated with great honor and respect by the Crown Prince, and the king at that time was King Fahd.
I did not know King Fahd like I know him now because I am of those who were blessed to see the work of King Fahd in spreading the message of the Qur’an and Islam through publishing. I was blessed to hear King Fahd’s vision of what the two holy mosques would ultimately look like. To see how he spared no amount of money to engage the best of the best and brightest minds in every field of building, architecture, engineering, and that is reflected in the beauty of the growth of Al-Haram (the mosque and complex around the Kaaba).
I have a much deeper respect and love for King Fahd and what he did to make the two holy houses greater than any house of worship in the world. And now I understand that in 2030 they are hoping to expand the capacity to host 30-35 million Muslims again. Al-Haram is the greatest house of worship in the world. It always has been and it’ll just be more and more and more as more and more of the people accept Islam.
This is not the same Arabia, it’s the same Kaaba but made so majestic. But in that I must say Mecca and Arabia are surrounded by forces that are not happy—not only with beautification of the two holy houses—but with the growth of Islam in all quarters of the world.
The reason I quoted Surah Al-Falaq is because it talks about Shaitan (the Devil) making mischief with created things. It talks about the overspreading of darkness. It talks about people who make evil suggestions in firm resolutions. Shaitan is busy out of his envy of the future of Islam and no future for anything other than Islam, so the aim is to destroy. This is my concern because right now my president, President Trump, I don’t know if he has the deepest respect for the ruling family. I know that he has a deepening desire to feed to the Sunni nations extraordinary weapons at a tremendous price. Every nation should be able to defend itself, defend its territory, and defend its air space but when we are being armed to the teeth and the intention is to protect ourselves from one another, that’s a problem. So in the United Arab Emirates there’s a problem with Yemen and Saudi Arabia. There’s a problem with Iran and Saudi Arabia or with the Sunni Arab community there are problems.
When the towers fell in New York and they blamed it on Saudi Arabia, President Bush said publicly that he would work to divide the Muslim Ummah against itself. So if there’s division between Shiite and Sunni; if there’s division between members of the Gulf States; if they with their wicked mischief making are making enemies inside the House of Islam with intentions to arm us, not against Israel, not against the evil planning of other super powers but it seems like they’ll be very happy to see a war between the forces of Islam under Shiite Islam and the forces of Islam under the Sunni nations. That was very clear to me when President Trump was invited and in his speech he was aiming the anger or distrust among Sunnis toward Iran … that can only make Israel happy.
So, all the beautiful cities that we’re building can be destroyed with the weapons of war that America is feeding us and Russia and China are feeding, maybe, Tehran. Who benefits if we fight each other? A bloody war in the Middle East will hurt us and destroy the good work that has made our cities the envy of the whole world, like Dubai. A new city like Dubai, a new city like Mecca, a new city like the cities in the Arab world; they would be very happy to see that destroyed by war.
I would hope that as we found the best minds to build some of the finest buildings to be seen anywhere on earth, is it possible that we can gather some of the finest spiritual minds and sit down at a common table and bring peace between Tehran and Saudi Arabia, between Yemen, between the Palestinians who have literally dropped off the scale because the Arab world used to be tough in supporting the cause of the Palestinians, but no more.
The Palestinians feel betrayed. We have serious problems that must be addressed by our best minds and hearts. And that would be a message that I would hope that the Custodian of the two holy mosques will gather the best and brightest minds for peace.
(via FinalCall.com)During the recent visit to Saudi Arabia, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and a Nation of Islam delegation visited Islamic sites and holy places. One of the places the delegation visited was the site of the Battle of Uhud, a battle of extreme importance to Islam as a victory turned to defeat when some of the Muslims disobeyed the Prophet’s command to hold certain strategic positions. Instead, they deserted their posts seeking the spoils of war. Victory turned to disaster and the Prophet, Peace Be Upon Him, was wounded in that battle. While at the sacred place, Min. Farrakhan said a special prayer which is reprinted below.
In the Name of Allah the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds,
The Beneficent, the Merciful,
Master of the day of Requital.
Thee do we serve and Thee do we beseech for help.
Guide us on the right path,
The path of those upon whom Thou hast bestowed favours,
Not those upon whom wrath is brought down, nor those who go astray.
O Allah, we thank you for allowing us the privilege to come to this Holy and Sacred Place to learn the lesson of history. We thank his royal highness, King Salman, for allowing us the privilege to be his guest during the Holy Month of Ramadan and to pray in the Prophet’s Mosque and we are on our way to Al-Haram in Mecca.
But O Allah, the height of the mountain where the rebellion took place is not equal to the height of the rebellion itself. For it is disobedience to Allah and His Messenger that brought about the loss in the midst of a victory and caused the Prophet himself to be wounded. What is the lesson?
The lesson it seems to me is that as long as our minds are on the spoils of war or on material possessions, we have a chance to lose the victory because obedience to Allah is better than sacrifice.
O Allah have mercy upon us in this time. For we, the Nation of Islam in America, are on the frontline fighting Shaitan (Satan) in government and in institutions. But grant us victory but when you give us the victory, be careful in victory because in the middle of victory is defeat if we are not mindful. So, when Allah’s help and victory comes, and we see men entering the religion of Allah in companies, celebrate the praise of our Lord and ask his protection. Because gloating over victory is not the way of Allah, be asking for protection from vanity and vain imaginations of victory.
Let us take the lesson of Uhud back to America for we are soldiers in the cause of Allah, and we are fighting for Islam and we will surely win. With Allah Our Saviour, the Universal King, we thank him for allowing us this privilege. And we say in our prayers, “Our prayer, our sacrifice, our life and our death is all for Allah, the Lord of the worlds.”
So, as we return to our place of battle, we await martyrdom to establish Islam in America and in the Western Hemisphere as Prophet Muhammad established Islam throughout the Old World. But he left the job of the New World to another people who would come up with faith in Allah and faith in him, and taking on the mind and the spirit of the Prophet. We will not leave the battlefield until the whole of the Western World says with us: Ashhadu anla e-laaha ill Allahu Wa Ashhadu anna Muhammadan abduhu wa rasullah. (There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is His Messenger. Ameen. Allah-U-Akbar! (God is the Greatest!) Allah-U-Akbar! (God is the Greatest!) Allah-U-Akbar! (God is the Greatest!) Allah- U-Akbar! (God is the Greatest!)
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan responds to a lifetime ban imposed by the Facebook and Instagram social media platforms.
The rally was held May 9, at St. Sabina Catholic Church, where he responded to the assault on truth and free speech.
“Beyond insulting to Min. Farrakhan, a man with a lifetime of working for peace, spiritual values and social reform, this unjust sanction deprives the American public and others of the basic right to know. It is an abridgment of free speech in a country that presents itself as a democracy and does no public good,” said Ishmael Muhammad, a top aide to Minister Louis Farrakhan and assistant minister at Mosque Maryam in Chicago.
Saint Sabina Church, pastored by Father Michael Pfleger who invited his longtime friend and brother in faith, Minister Farrakhan, and the Nation of Islam to come to his parish and respond to the Facebook outrage.
More information @ https://NOI.org/WeAreFarrakhan
Nation of Islam to respond to unjust lifetime Facebook ban of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
CHICAGO—In response to public outrage over the unprecedented and unwarranted lifetime ban imposed on the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, National Representative of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, by the Facebook and Instagram social media platforms, a major rally will be held Thursday, May 9, at St. Sabina Catholic Church, at 7 p.m. CDT. He and Nation of Islam officials will respond to the assault on truth and free speech as the community comes out to show its support.
“Beyond insulting to Min. Farrakhan, a man with a lifetime of working for peace, spiritual values and social reform, this unjust sanction deprives the American public and others of the basic right to know. It is an abridgement of free speech in a country that presents itself as a democracy and does no public good,” said Ishmael Muhammad, a top aide to Min. Farrakhan and assistant minister at Mosque Maryam in Chicago.
Saint Sabina Church, pastored by Father Michael Pfleger, is located at 1210 W. 78th Place in Chicago. Doors will open for the tomorrow’s program at 6 p.m. CDT. Father Pfleger invited his longtime friend and brother in faith, Min. Farrakhan, and the Nation of Islam to come to his parish and respond to the Facebook outrage. Working media are invited to attend the Thursday evening event.
Working media should contact Richard B. Muhammad, 312 480 9775, or St. Sabina to register to attend the Thursday event. See the event live online at https://www.noi.org/wearefarrakhan/.
On Saturday, April 27, 2019, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan gave words of comfort and guidance during the Janazah Service for Student Minister Abdul Rahman Aquil Muhammad, one of the great helpers of The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad. His service was held at the West Hunter Street Baptist Church in Atlanta.
Minister Louis Farrakhan
NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE HONORABLE ELIJAH MUHAMMAD AND THE NATION OF ISLAM
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE BENEFICENT, THE MERCIFUL.
Below is a brief statement from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on the passing of the gifted artist, entrepreneur and community leader Nipsey Hussle, who was born Ermias Asghedom, lived in and worked to build the Crenshaw section of Los Angeles and who departed this life on March 31, 2019.
We are gathering as much information as we can on the passing of our brother Nipsey Hussle. But the Nation of Islam mourns the loss of this great brother. His death as well as his life had so much meaning to it—for us and for unborn generations. We thank Allah that his life came this way from God and touched our lives.
I would advise the community not to react to rumors or false information to make us in our time of grief or sadness turn on each other.
A bigger hand than the hand of the man who pulled the trigger is behind it all. More will I say in the future.
To his family, to those who loved him and have been affected positively by him, we offer to all—peace. The peace that we offer is the Gift of God to those who submit their will to do His will.
Best wishes to the family and to all the friends.
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
National Representative of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Lost-Found Nation of Islam in the West
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan speaks at Clark Atlanta University on The Struggle For Reparations at the NDABA V.